chocolate, cookies, easy, peanut butter

Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter Bites

    Congrats to RACHEL WANG! You won the Dark Chocolate Dreams Set Giveaway!!! And just because I love Dark Chocolate Dreams so much I decided to share another recipe using it! These little bites are the perfect after school snack! Or any snack or dessert for that matter! You can never go wrong with anything filled with Dark Chocolate Dreams! Especially when its little bite sized peanut butter cookies! Enjoy!   Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter Bites   1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg, room temperature 1/2 cup peanut butter, smooth operator is our favorite! 1/2 …

Dark Chocolate Dreams Swirled Blondies + a GIVEAWAY
chocolate, dessert, giveaway, peanut butter, sponsored

Dark Chocolate Dreams Swirled Blondies + a GIVEAWAY

  The other day I received a fun package from Peanut Butter & Co. with their NEW! Cookbook and a HUGE jar of their dark chocolate dreams. My mouth was watering as I looked through that book! I could not wait to start cooking! And so that is exactly what I did! To say that this company has stollen my heart would be an understatement! I use their peanut butters daily for my post workout shakes, pb&j’s for my kids, or in recipes! If you can remember a few months back I did a “Peanut Butter Week” featuring different flavors of their peanut butter. …

chicken, easy, kid friendly, main dish

Hawaiian Haystacks

    If someone asked me to name a few meals that reminded me of my childhood this would be one of them! In fact my older brother, Stetson asks for this meal almost every year for his “birthday meal” that my mom cooks. And being that I am headed to Hawaii next week I only thought that it would be fitting to fix this meal before we head off! The best thing about this meal is that it is so versatile. This plate in the picture would be mine: layered cheese, tomatoes, pineapple, mandarin oranges, lots of coconut, slivered …

chicken, easy, main dish

Easy Crowd Pleasin’ Chicken

Some nights I want to put as little effort into the main dish as possible. This is one of my go-to easy chicken meals that everyone loves each and every time that I make it. Also bonus is that I usually have all these ingredients in my kitchen so it makes it even easy for those crazy busy days! It will feel a little sketchy when you are mixing the ingredients together because they are definitely some random ingredients but when you smell it cooking and then taste it you will make it over and over again! Easy Crowd Pleasin’ …

bread, copy-cat, easy, kid friendly

Copy-Cat Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits

I have really been on a bread kick lately. And these were at the top of the list for my family. But most importantly my husband. He LOVED these! I served them with salmon with lemon slices, and asparagus. It was a easy weekday meal! They all just went perfectly together and we topped off the night with oreo milkshakes! If you are not much of a bread maker this is the perfect recipe to start with! Copy-Cat Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits yields:12-15 biscuits   2 1/2 cups Bisquick 4 Tablespoons cold butter, cut into small cubes 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 cup …

bread, main dish, soup, wintertime

Chicken Noodle Soup + Shirley J Biscuits

I love making soups but unfortunately the look on my husbands face when he comes home from work and sees soup on the table doesn’t correspond to my love for soups. So from February to October soups are not put into the weekly menu. But right when fall hits the soup recipe brainstorming begins! And that is when I start making soups once a week. I still get the same look on my husbands face every time and that is why I have starting making some type of homemade bread that day too! I have LOVED making breads recently! And …

cookies, holiday

Raspberry & Almond Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

  Raspberry & Almond Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies yields: 3 dozen 1 cup butter, softened 2/3 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam Glaze: 1/2 cup confectioners sugar 3/4 teaspoon almond extract 1 teaspoon milk Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Mix in almond extract. Then add flour, dough will then start to come together. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Make a small hole in the center of each ball, using your thumb or …

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Glazed Orange Rolls

Glazed Orange Rolls This glazed orange rolls recipe will change your dinner rolls game and have everyone asking how you made them! Orange glazed knotted rolls are mouth watering and addicting, you have to try these! There is just something about having good orange rolls at Thanksgiving or any meal for that matter. This is a recipe that once you try you won’t look any further and will continue to go back and back to this recipe. I remember as a little girl having these orange rolls at many family gatherings. My Aunt Karen originally started making these rolls and …

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Hot and Spicy Jalapeño Spinach Dip

Hot and Spicy Jalapeño Spinach Dip Spinach dip is always a crowd favorite! But sometimes you need to elevate it and take it to the next level for say an adult party! This spinach dip is just that! It has Spinach and jalapeños, half and half, cream cheese, tomatoes, cream cheese and more! If you are looking for more appetizers perfect for an adult gathering try my caramelized pear bacon and brie bites, bruschetta board, or this cheese ball.    Need a spinach dip perfect for adults? Today I am going to share with you one of my very favorite appetizers! …

appetizer, cheese, party food

The BEST Cheese Ball

I feel like every holiday party needs a cheese ball! It is a staple in my book. One of my favorite things to munch on! They can be made a head of time, only have 5 ingredients, and is always a crowd pleaser! The Best Cheese Ball 1 large block cream cheese (3 lb. block; can be found at Coscto) 6 teaspoons Bon Appetit seasoning or (2 teaspoons celery salt, 2 teaspoons sugar, 1 teaspoon onion powder) you can also substitute for Beau Monde Seasoning 3 teaspoons mustard 9 chopped green onions pecans, chopped Mix cream cheese, seasoning, mustard, and …